Spotting Fails - The best fails from your spotting expeditions!

This photo was when I was at the airport at Boston I’m from Maryland so my main airport is Ronald Reagan international my flight had to take multiple stops.

2 Likes

Week 1: Spotting Fails Competition voting now up! Closes on July 1st at 11:59 PM EST.

3 Likes


My fail😅 company: Aviation Link Company AC: B767 Airport: LIMJ

8 Likes

Not trying to be a downer… but this seems like a waste of space for the forum. I know the mods were trying to limit how many photos we could post in some catagories because of limited space available, so why would we post bad pictures? As funny as they can sometimes be.

Just my opinion. I do like some of the fails though.

3 Likes

For some reason phone refused to zoom in, looked like an antonov too, don’t see those a lot where I’m from

3 Likes

Soooo why don’t you flag the topic instead of wasting a post telling me that?

6 Likes

This would have been a great photo if my camera decided to focus, which it didn’t. Anyways here’s an attempt of photographing a TAP Air Portugal Airbus A330-232 On the Star Alliance Livery.

8 Likes



Please focus camera!

11 Likes


Arrgghh I got too close!
And I only had my phone (I don’t have a legit camera)

10 Likes

This was the shot I got just before the pan (see my latest spotting thread)

4 Likes

And to top that off the CRJ was the only special livery I saw on my trip

3 Likes

Who else hates fences?

20 Likes

Ouch that hurts…

6 Likes

It’s ok, that was the worst one. I have a few shots where the fence isn’t an issue. 😉

6 Likes

Last Thursday I went to the Kirkstone Pass in the Lake district to try and get some photos of military aircraft at low level. Shortly after i arrived an RAF Tucano flew past before I had started climbing up the side of the valley. I spent several hours on the hillside waiting for aircraft to fly through, but nothing came. The Tucano was the only plane I saw.



One of my photos was ruined by the sun.


Something very similar happened a few weeks earlier, when I was at Dunmail Raise, also in the Lake District, waiting for the Red Arrows to fly through en route to Blackpool. Unfortunately they changed their route at short notice, so i never saw them, or anything else for that matter.

7 Likes

Good picture, but not so good experience.

5 Likes

I wouldnt say the sun one was bad. You crop it right and it becomes a good artistic one. Add some light editing in and you could get something really nice with it.

6 Likes

Sometimes when the photo is technically perfect it can be hard to get over the 100$ phone it was taken on 😂

6 Likes

image
Almost got the last Asiana 747-400…

8 Likes

just got love it when your moving and your camera decides to not focus

8 Likes